Ship History 1941–1969
From 28 August 1942 to 2 July 1969 USS Taylor (DD/DDE 468) served her country well as a commissioned ship of the line of the United States Navy. Her keel was laid on 28 August 1941 at Bath Iron Works in Maine, and a year later on the day she was commissioned she was at war. During her 26 years 10 months and 4 days of commissioned service, she saw action in World War II, Korean War, Cold War, and Vietnam War. USS Taylor, her officers and men, earned a place in history. USS Taylor was one of the most decorated warships of the US Navy fleet. USS Taylor Ship History 1941–1969.